Veronica Irene Brown Winston was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Dr. Stephen and Barbara Brown, both former educators with the Chicago Public School System. She attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Audiology and Speech Pathology in 1977. Veronica met her husband, Bill Winston, while working at IBM in marketing and systems engineering. They were married in 1983, and started their first church, Mission Temple of Faith, in 1984 in Minneapolis after God called Bill into the ministry. They started Living Word Christian Center (LWCC) in the Chicagoland area in 1988. Veronica has assisted her husband in many different areas of administration and helps ministries
Under her leadership, the church’s Prayer Ministry staff has developed and taught an intercessory prayer training course, a 10-week class which thousands in the Chicago metropolitan area have attended. She also oversees LWCC’s women’s ministry, which has sponsored conferences, workshops, meetings, and outings to mentor women and build stronger families. Veronica has written several books and her most popular book, Prayer Confessions to Dominate in the New Millennium, is used in churches across the nation in their intercessory prayer sessions.
Veronica has a love for God’s Word and a desire for the Body of Christ to rise to their greatest potential through practical application of God’s Word in their everyday lives. Her teachings bring a clear understanding of biblical truths with an emphasis on walking in victory in every circumstance of life. She is a licensed minister, and received her Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Friends International Christian University. As first lady of Living Word Christian Center, teacher, preacher, intercessor and author, she is a godly role model for thousands of women as she also fulfills her roles as a wife, mother, and grandmother.